|Here is a famous lute player, holding a copy of a seven course lute by Venere.||This lute is a copy of a Hieber instrument, by Richard Fletcher. It has 8 courses. Each course is a pair of strings, except for the highest pitched course, which usually is a single string. Both of these lutes are renaissance lutes.|
|This lute is an eleven course baroque lute, by Mike Schreiner.... If you click it you can see a larger picture!||Another lute by Richard Fletcher.|
Three lutes by Grant Tomlinson
A lute by Andres Sender
A vihuela by Joel van Lennep and the back of the same instrument
A theorbo by Joel van Lennep and the the back
A lute by Joel van Lennep and the the back and the side
A theorbo by Oliver Wadsworth A guitar by Oliver Wadsworth
A vihuela by John Rollins An archlute by John Rollins
4 views of a baroque lute by John Lucas
A German Baroque lute by Sebastián Núñez
A baroque lute by Ray Nurse
A lute rosette by Frank Krüger
Two lutes by Robert Lundberg
Renaissance guitars by Dan O"Keefe
A Mandolin by Matthias Wagner. Two more mandolins, a theorbo front and back and a rose for a barogue guitar.
back and side of a lute by Claude Guibord
A renaissance guitar, baroque guitar (and back) and theorbo (and back) by Anna Radice
two pictures of a vihuela, rosette complete by Cezar Mateus
a "tiorbino" by Paolo Busato, and the back
renaissance guitar by Stephen Murphy and back
Baroque lute with 13 courses by Petr Vavrous, Pragae
Lute by Takao Inoue
10 Course lute by Daniel Larson in 1998
Joel van Lennep Fixing a lute
10 Course lute by Ken Brodkey 2005 back view
13 course swan neck lute by Edward Rusnak back front
A Medieval lute by Cesar Mateus. A closeup of the neck
large French theorbo for continuo work by David Van Edwards. Note that it uses single courses.
I choose pictures based on how well they show the variety of styles of lutes being made now, on my idea of their pictorial quality when displayed on a computer screen, and on my idea of the visual interest of the instrument itself. I reserve the right to refuse to display any pictures that do not add the the educational and visual interest of this page, and to limit the number of pictures by any particular maker.
Pictures and addresses are displayed in the order in which I received them.
Wayne Cripps, 6211 Sudikoff Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755-3510 U.S.A.
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